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Holiday Gift Guide
December, 2018 - Issue #171

Hand Selected Luxuries
Beloveds with refined taste deserve, and expect the best, and you can give it to them - without having much of your own. Lean on experts in their craft to hand select the season's best on your behalf.

The most stylish SCVians are dressed by David and his gorgeously-groomed team who can effortlessly design a giftable ensemble or thematic collection of men's accessories.
J. Davids Custom Clothiers 287-3636

Allow proprietor Khalil to choose a smokin' gift from his premier global selection of cigars, humidors, lighters and more, or reserve a temperature-controlled storage locker in their name.
Genuine Cigars Inc. 259-3555


Treasured Everyday Finds
What they reach for every day can be rote muscle memory - or memory of an entirely different sort. Gift the latter with pieces they'll pick day after day, thinking of you each time.

Now open in Valencia, the Dominie brand is synonymous with affordable luxury - and their sumptuous leather lines, available in a vast variety of colors and styles, are timeless favorites.
Dominie 855-2-LUXURY

Help them go for the gold with gilded beauties they'll reach for again and again. The faux-fur throw, golden-dipped mugs, handcrafted metallic candle and beaded necklace are just a glimmering drop in the proverbial bucket here, thanks to owner Cindi Rowley.
Refined Vintage Boutique 505-7175

Gift yourself with complimentary clothing when Lets Hang sets up their no-pressure portable shop in your neighborhood, boutique or fundraising event - then splurge for them with pick-me-up pretties they'll wear all winter.
Lets Hang Boutique 263-5775


It's Always Sunny in Santa Clarita
Forget our impressive average highs; Santa Clarita's sunshine is more disposition than temperature. If theirs is, too, choose gifts that are eternally summer, no matter the season.

Get them growing with all-season garden goodies they'll swoon over while they comb through spring seed catalogs.
Green Thumb International 259-1071

Their future's so bright, they have to wear Quays - because these fashion-forward sunnies are peak. Don't drive to Bloomie's or Nordstrom to buy; you can find a fab selection - starting at only $50 - locally.
Dolled up Fashion Boutique 284-7515

There's no seasonal restriction on swimming in the SCV, but give them a perky push in the pool direction anyway by diving into Mac's for high-quality floats, games, accessories and more. Mac's Pool & Spa Supply 255-5468


DIY Oh My
Whether you make it for them, or you treat them to the chance to make it themselves, a handcrafted gift that looks like a pro did it is the creme de la gift-giving creme.

Every level of ceramic artist, from total beginner to award-winning pro, feels at home in the Old Town Newhall CASI Ceramics makery, where classes and studio time feel like the happiest family reunion you've ever attended.
CASI Ceramic Artist Studio Inc. 260-2274

Custom wooden signs, frames, serving pieces, blankets, totes and more look Pinterest worthy every time, thanks to hands-on help and quality crafting tools.
AR Workshop 288-1903


Playdates for Big People
Practical > playful, but why? These gifts are the adult equivalent of a sandbox, so find someone who needs to nurture their inner child with practical pieces that are plenty of fun.

If they're going to put makeup on, it should be with a customizable palette popping with easy-glide, skin-nurturing, pigment-packed powders and lipsticks.
Blo Out Lounge 255-2569

Brighter than their megawatt smile, this collection of "cute" will perk the peppiest of peeps. And why yes, that is a steel, double-walled, lidded wine cup.
Barn & Charm 255-5466

Put bounce in their beauty routine with California-crafted top-shelf haircare that's gone global, but started here in our own SCV.
Garrett Markenson Coiffure 297-2900
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